Marion County Sheriff’s Office Evening Update 9/20/20
As we head into the evening hours, evacuation levels, in Marion County remain unchanged as of 9:30 a.m. today, September 20, 2020. As level 3 areas are reduced to level 2, we want to remind community members they are permitted to return to the area, though they should remain prepared to evacuate should conditions change.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to work closely with the Beachie Creek fire incident management officials, ODOT, and Marion County Public Works to re-evaluate evacuation levels. Prior to reopening access to county roadways, assessments of culverts, bridges, and retaining walls along roadway systems are being conducted.
Highway 22 will remain closed at North Fork Rd SE and Mile Post 29, near the west end of Mill City. The four mile section of Highway 22 between the cities of Mill City and Gates will be open for travel. Community members returning to Gates and Mill City will need to use the following travel route to access their residences and businesses:
– Highway 22 east to Hwy 226
– Hwy 226 turns into Lyons/Mill City Dr
– Lyons/Mill City Dr to SW Kingwood Ave
– Kingwood Ave to Gates School Rd
– Gates School Rd to E Sorbin Ave
– E Sorbin Ave to Highway 22
The areas immediately to the north of the city limits of Mill City and Gates remain at a Level 3 – “Go” evacuation status. Road closures will be in effect on Carr Road, Hudel Road and Gates Hill Road north of the city limits.
Current evacuation areas as of 5:00 p.m. today, September 20, 2020:
Level 3 – “Go”
Highway 22 @ North Fork Rd east to Mile Post 29, including North Fork Road, Pioneer Road, and other roadways in this corridor.
Level 2 – “Be Set”
Fernridge Rd west of Shellburg Creek Rd to Basil Hill
Crooked Finger Rd & Moss Lane
Jennie Rd south of Hwy 22
Level 1 – “Ready”
Areas east of Meridian Road, Davis Creek, and Victor Point south to the Marion County line
To see detailed current Marion County Evacuation Zones please visit: http://bit.ly/MCEvacZones
If you happen to live in fire impacted areas of Linn County, updated evacuation maps can be found at: www.LinnSheriff.org